Cloud collaboration platform provider for the global construction industry, Aconex, www.aconex.com, San Francisco, Calif., has signed an enterprise agreement with Bechtel, www.bechtel.com, an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) firm.
The three-year agreement will standardize the use of Aconex across all Bechtel business units globally in a phased implementation. Under the agreement, new Bechtel projects will be implemented on the Aconex platform as part of a multi-year plan to replace Bechtel’s internal document and record management system with projectwide collaboration.
Carol Zierhoffer, chief information officer, Bechtel, says, “By transitioning to a comprehensive platform that our customers often use themselves, we increase the ability to collaborate throughout project implementation and expand upon the product Bechtel ultimately delivers.”
The enterprise agreement includes the Aconex platform for automating key work processes, document management, project communications, and BIM (building information modeling) collaboration, as well as Aconex Mobile construction apps and Aconex Field for safety and quality inspections. Aconex Smart Manuals for handover from construction to operations and Aconex Dynamic Manuals for mobile asset information management are included as options.
Bechtel, which operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals, has used Aconex on individual projects worldwide since 2011.
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